Cinque Terre Ristorante

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$30 and under
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Italian
**Please note that we do not take Happy Hour reservations. Online reservations are for lunch or dinner menu ONLY.**
For more large party availability, please call the restaurant.

Cinque Terre is a beautiful area of the Italian Riviera which is comprised of five villages. The towns are connected by medieval style walkable paths. Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore are set on steep rock formations at the water's edge. These villages are a favored destination for travelers to Italy where seafood is prevalent. Pesto, a condiment made of fresh basil, is the flagship of tradition in the region. At Cinque Terre, we make our pesto every day from the freshest and top quality ingredients. We always have on the menu, Muscoli (mussels), Polpo (octopus), Gamberi (shrimp) and a variety of seasonal seafood, artisan pizzas along with house-made pastas. You'll also find an oyster bar that serves raw oysters on the half shell with fresh horseradish and
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Seattle
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service we're outstanding! We were celebrating my fiance's birthday and loved seeing happy birthday at the top of the menu, to the impeccable service from our server to the amazing dishes and the complimentary tiramisu. We look forward to coming back.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, good food.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful date night with my wife - nice energy to the restaurant: good buzz but not too loud. Food was outstanding and service was attentive.

JC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was good. A bit on the expensive side for lunch. Reasonable for dinner.

C
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Darko was amazing! If you’ve never been before or are new to the area he has incredible recommendations. I highly recommend the Rigatoni al cinghiale! It was incredible.

f
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of four celebrating 3 birthdays. The hostess greeted us warmly and with birthday wishes as I had indicated the occasion in my reservation. When she seated us, she handed us menus which were labeled happy birthday and made us feel very welcome. Our waitress, Carrie, was an absolute delight! She made the entire evening even more wonderful. She advised us on menu items, answered all our questions, and took wonderful care of us. The food was excellent and presented beautifully. Portions were very generous and our main courses arrived piping hot. We were treated to a very special celebration at dessert time which topped off a perfect evening. I highly recommend this Restaurant for all and any occasion.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot! Great food! Come to Kirkland!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious and the server had a great wine recommendation

DR
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This was the first time dining here that I was underwhelmed. The server was relatively new, and was doing his best to be interactive with us, but his social skills were a bit off. Timing of certain things coming to the table was out of whack--oysters that were to be a starter arrived after a reminder and entrees had already been served. It was a Monday and not a busy night, yet a beer was out after one glass served to one of my guests, a dessert was out--and then five minutes later was magically available, and another special was out. (We were there at 5:30 p.m., by the way.)

Overall, it was fine. But it was odd to have menu items unavailable that early in the dining evening, and the service and food delivery timing should absolutely have been better.

CS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was really good. The bread was awesome.
We liked it a lot and will come back.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special family birthday and our waiter Darko was fabulous!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

So from the beginning this experience was a mess. Our reservation was for 12, they took us to table with 10. Not such a big deal easily fixed. We sat down, mind you right in front of the kitchen and service station, and it took me getting up and asking the hostess to get our server to get any service - around 20 minutes! Drinks took forever, food took forever and we had to actually ask to have the empty glasses and plates taken away. They sat there for over 30 minutes as they served around them. The price point is absurd to quality of food and the service is awful. Avoid at all costs!!

CS
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I would like to try it again, but my first experience was during lunch, and I thought the food was just OK. Maybe it was what I ordered.

r
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time, and I've added to my very short list of favorite downtown restaurants. We loved every dish that we had. Started with a roasted tomato soup with other ingredients (garbanzo beans & other) that was delicious. Fresh, clean flavor. My partner had a veggie appetizer, similar experience, fresh clean flavor nicely blended, not fussy. We had pasta for main course, again flavors of each ingredient came through and were beautifully balanced (spaghetti al granchio, fettuccine al coniglio). Our dessert was worth going back for just for itself: pear tart on frangipane base. Thank you, pastry chef. They make their own bread, also great.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our whole family enjoyed the experience from beginning to end. Food was great and our waiter, Darko, took great care of us throughout the meal. We'll definitely be back.

MC
Tampa
54 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to go all Polpo (Octopus) for our meal, and what a great decision. The grilled appetizer, the Bucatelli with sauce and very tender meat, and the charred entree were perfectly executed and attractively served. Our server Miguel, and the dining room manager Michael were friendly and attentive. Even the owner came by to greet us and chat. Overall a terrific experience.

t
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was a bit slow despite not being busy. The wait staff was polite. The food servings have been reduced in size and my wife’s request for no garlic was not honored

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience beginning to end. Service was fantastic and the food was DELICIOUS. The wine pairing he suggested was perfect. I was celebrating a promotion at work, and they personalized the menu to say congratulations and even brought me a dessert with a sparkler candle. I felt very special and enjoyed every minute of the meal and ambiance.

M
Tulsa
17 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our best meal in Seattle, the menu is excellent, with all local ingredients with excellent preparation. The wine list was impressive, and our waiter "Darko" was the best, he helped make a great dish for my wife who is vegan, So overall I highly recommend this restaurant, it would be one of my favorite if I lived in Seattle.

T
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Both the food and the service were amazing. I had the grilled octopus, which was cooked to perfection. The seasoning on the mashed potatoes was very good. I also enjoyed the calamari appetizer, although it was a little heavy. My wife had the sea bass, which tasted really good; although by way of preparation, there were quite a few bones to work through on the fish.

Desserts were really good - in particular the strawberry panna cotta was OUTSTANDING; as was the pistachio gelato.

But, the best part of the evening was our server: Rachel. She was not only charming, helpful, enthusiastic, and warm; but very knowledgeable about the menu and attentive to us throughout the evening. We really appreciated her service.

NH
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a notch evening here with a big group of 10. The wine, cocktails, the service and the food were all stellar. The Branzino was completely out of this world, everybody enjoyed their meal. Great music as well.

t
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great and they had branzino for my wife. But a little disappointed in our server, as the night went on we didn’t see him much one we got our main course.

JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was okay, nothing special. Service was friendly, but not timely.

RQ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for a special occasion, food was fantastic and the service made a birthday celebration extra special.

BB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, bread was very good, nice atmosphere and drinks were good

WC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner from beginning to end: wonderful apps, delicious cab and perfect entrees. Our server was wonderful as well and very engaging!

a
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best restaurant in South Lake Union. The service is outstanding and the food is great. Best panna cotta in town.

JL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Pesto could have been more generous. Seafood medley pasta was fine except inexplicable use of a fiery hot red sauce at bottom of dish. Need broader range of entrees.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this place! It was my boyfriends birthday and he really enjoyed it too. They were so thoughtful of printing a menu that said “Happy Birthday”. The food, drinks and ambiance was amazing.

AP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent staff - so friendly & welcoming. Food was fantastic & wine choice wonderful (Grilled octopus & Gavi)!! Highly Recommended..

z
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pleasant atmosphere and service. Food was delicious!

OT
Seattle
48 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian so far. Excellent food and service. I ordered a seafood soup that was great and came with a nice size lobster! Pastas are very good too.

k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pizza was excellent.

AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Happy Hour!

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Slow service, decent food but not excellent, cute place but there is better Italian

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The service was so terrible we wanted to leave before the food even got to the table.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fantastic. Great drink and food recommendations. She was awesome . Thank you

SB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a special birthday lunch. The staff was incredibly friendly to my family, my 4-year-old daughter and our guests. They even gave her a ball of pizza dough to play with. We had a great time.

OT
Seattle
48 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. We tried a new salad of heirloom tomatoes that was outstanding. Also, the ‘alici’ anchovies crostini was so good. Squid Ink spaghetti also very good and the seafood soup (with lobster tail) was truly outstanding. Service was attentive and cordial.

KC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our guests had a birthday, and there were special menus on our table that said Happy Birthday at the top. Also- the complementary flaming Birthday dessert was spectacular!

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